Welcome to an exciting new development on Stumblingintoparadise!
I get emails most days – from friends and strangers – asking for tips on the best hotels, restaurants, sights and shopping in cities all over the world. So I am going to start featuring recommendations of my favorite places to stay, eat and drink, and things to see, and do worldwide right here on the blog.
Today’s tip: Garden’in
I’ve stayed in this adorable apartment in Tel Aviv a few times, and I absolutely love it. There are three small rooms that share a common outdoor kitchen, bathroom and courtyard, all expertly maintained by a friendly woman named Tair and her husband.
This place is decidedly rustic and funky, so keep that in mind. I will reiterate, there is a SHARED bathroom OUTSIDE, so this place is best for a summer visit and ideally, if you are traveling with a group, you can reserve all three rooms and have a cosy little compound.
The amenities are simple, but the place is very comfortable. The rooms are air conditioned, and there is a hammock, tables and plenty of seating in the cute garden outside.
It is an absolute bargain at around $50 / night and the location couldn’t be better. It is at 8 Gedera in central Tel Aviv – a hip street with lots of trendy bars and cafes, just one street over from the sprawling Ha Carmel Market.
A couple blocks down on the same street at 26 Gedera is a small restaurant of the same name. This place is another one of my favorite spots in Tel Aviv. Fresh interesting menu, great boutique wines and beers, and best of all a superb happy hour from 5-7 with cheap and delicious small plates. Get the cauliflower, you won’t regret it.
If you do take my tip and stay here, I hope you love it as much as I do. Please leave a comment here, or anywhere on the blog if you are curious about specific places and let me know how your travels go!